Airmen of all ranks at the Charleston Air Force Base will soon have new modern homes to live in after crews demolish existing, older homes on the base. Currently, there are hundreds of decades-old houses on the Charleston Air Force Base; however, they won’t be there for much longer. That’s because they are going to be demolished to make way for newer, more modern homes for airmen and their families.
The Post and Courier reports this is good news on several different fronts. First, it reduces the fear for airmen when Congress goes to make more cuts in the next round of military closures and realignments. If the new homes are built, the more likely the airmen will stay put. Second, this goes a long with the Pentagon’s plan to privatize military housing. The current housing is too old to be upgraded. A Housing spokesman for the Charleston Air Force Base says the existing homes have reached their life expectancy.